Spanish beginners: module 3
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate in a Spanish-speaking country in everyday situations and to enjoy the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Daily routine, work, means of transport, leisure activities, talking about the past.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe your daily routine
- talk about work
- talk about means of transport
- talk about things you can and cannot do
- say what you did yesterday.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Spanish 1: modules 1 and 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of Spanish.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook and exercise book: Based on units 11-15 of "Ele Actual 1: Libro del alumno (con licencia digital) + CDs A1 - 2019 ed." ISBN: 9788413180373 and "Ele Actual 1: Cuaderno de ejercicios A1 + CD" ISBN: 9788467547382, SM Publishers.
Please note that you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
Please try: The European Bookshop www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7440 3248).
State that you are studying with us in order to claim your discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LBS19 Spanish 1 revision course in summer, LS100 Spanish 1 revision course or LS200 Spanish jump into year 2 lower early September or Spanish 2 lower: module 1 in September.
Gracia holds a PGCE ( Post Graduate Certificate in Education-Modern Foreign Languages) from Greenwich University and a BA (hons) Contemporary European Studies. She has been a Spanish language and literature teacher for many years in both the English and American educational systems. She has also taught business Spanish. Her love for languages comes from wanting to learn English to be able to sing and understand the songs of pop and rock musicians she was influenced by in her teenager years.Teaching Spanish became the right path as she feels passionate about transmitting curiosity and promoting interest about the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. She finds teaching adults a breath of fresh air as they bring a mature and varied experience. Gracia is committed to building a supportive relationship with students, motivating and encouraging a positive and engaging environment in the courses she teaches.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.